Insurance requirements for studying at Aalborg University
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Insurance information for Aalborg University
Insurance is important while studying at Aalborg University because it can protect students from financial loss due to unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, illness, or theft. It can also provide coverage for tuition and other school-related expenses in case of emergency or withdrawal from classes. Having insurance can also provide peace of mind and allows you to focus on your studies.
About Aalborg University
At the University of Exeter, we offer exciting
courses in beautiful and historic surroundings in South West England. As a
member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of leading research universities,
we combine excellence in teaching and research with an outstanding student
Insurance information for Denmark
If you are going to study and live in Denmark, you want to be fully prepared before starting your adventure. Among other things, you want to make sure your insurance covers everything you need, without paying too much.
Students from the EU/EEA or Switzerland
Students from EU/EEA countries, who are in possession of valid health insurance in their home country, may use the European Health Insurance Card (see FAQ EHIC). This is a free card that gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 27 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country. Please note that EHIC is according to EU recommendations not an alternative for Travel Insurance . EHIC does not guarantee free services. As each country’s healthcare system is different services that cost nothing at home might not be free in another country.
If you are an EU/EEA citizen or a Swiss national and you plan to stay in Denmark for less than 3 months, and provided you are covered by a statutory health insurance service in another EU country, you can use your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to access any healthcare service that becomes medically necessary during your stay in Denmark.
Students from outside the EU/EEA
In accordance with the Danish Health Act, all non-residents staying in Denmark are entitled to emergency hospital care free of charge 'in the event of an accident, childbirth, acute illness or sudden aggravation of a chronic disease'. All other healthcare services must be paid for by you or your insurance Please note: The Danish public healthcare system does not cover transportation to your home country in the event of illness.
Is this enough?
It is important to understand that the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) is not always enough, Please note that EHIC is according to EU recommendations not an alternative for Travel Insurance, and that the local health system will probably not cover:
- Additional medical costs, not covered by Danish Health system
- Home contents and baggage
- Legal aid
- Worldwide cover
You will need an insurance policy also covering, but also arranging for you, for example:
- You returning home if a close relative is seriously ill or dies;
- p to two close relatives visiting you in if you fall seriously ill;
- Your medical repatriation to your home country for hospitalization or rehabilitation treatment;
- or in the worst possible situation, returning a body home for burial.
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About DenmarkDenmark takes pride in having an excellent education system and some of the best academic institutions in Europe. If you’re an EU/EEA national, you can even study for free at local public universities. Classes are held in small groups, allowing students to focus better and actively participate in discussions and activities. This also enables professors to pay attention to each student individually, ensuring nobody is overlooked.
Over 90% of Danish people speak English, so language barriers are non-existent. However, there’s a high chance you’ll need to learn Danish, at least at a conversational level, if you want to get a part-time job during your studies.
Don’t be surprised if you’ll find yourself falling in love with ‘Hygge’ — a Danish concept that can be summed up as a feeling of calm, coziness, and tranquillity, simply feeling good in the moment. It’s all about appreciating and enjoying your current experience.
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